Police encourage neighborhood watch programs

WAKE FOREST — According to law enforcement officials, Neighborhood Watch (NW) can be an effective and inexpensive way to help prevent crime. Wake Forest police are inviting neighborhoods across Wake Forest to form NW groups and help enhance safety in the community. “Our officers...

Wake Forest memorial flag-raising Monday

WAKE FOREST — U.S. Marine Corps veteran John J. Queenan will be honored during the sixth Wake Forest memorial flag-raising ceremony Monday, July 6. The service, which is open to the public, is at 11 a.m. in the Centennial Plaza, in front of the Wake Forest town hall, 301 S....

Athey Products opened in ’65, expanded in ’85

This Week in History compiled by David Leone In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Athey Products Corp. has dedicated its Wake Forest plant and new headquarters, a 147,000-square-foot structure built on 40 acres...

Malone town hall answers many questions

Wake Forest representative talks budget, bills. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — N.C. Representative Chris Malone, a Wake Forest resident representing House District 35, recently hosted a town hall type meeting to chat with residents and get their feedback. About 30 people attended,...

Candidate filing begins Monday

Two Rolesville commissioners vacating seats by David Leone Candidate filing begins Monday for municipal elections. Filing begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday, and ends at noon on July 17. In Wake Forest, three commissioner seats are up for re-election. Both Greg Harrington and Anne Hines...

Franklin Academy fourth in summer league tourney

Franklin Academy 34, Rocky Mount Academy 65 by Marty Simpkins ZEBULON — A 65-34 loss to Rocky Mount Academy gave the Franklin Academy boys basketball team a fourth place finish in the East Wake Academy summer league tournament June 25. Franklin Academy got out-rebounded by Rocky...

Bunn store pays fine for errors

WAKE FOREST — The Dollar General store in Bunn was one of five area stores recently fined for excessive price-scanning errors by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Standards Division The store, located at 395 Main St., paid a total of $502.50 in civil...

Highway Patrol warns drivers to slow down

Dial *HP (*47) from cell phones anywhere in state to report crashes, erratic driving, stranded motorists or other highway situation. RALEIGH — According to the American Automobile Association, it is estimated that 41.9 million people will travel during the July 4th holiday period...

Register kids for fun library programs

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Community Library is hosting several events in July. All events require registration at www.wakegov.com/libraries/events/Pages/default.aspx. Note: The library will be closed on July 4. •K-5th adventures, Tuesday, July 7, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Kids read,...

Governor offers reward in Warren Co. murder

RALEIGH — A $5,000 governor’s reward is being offered to solve the Warrenton murder of Stanley Ray Richardson. Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputies found Richardson, 40, shot to death in the yard of his Rabbit Bottom Road residence on January 22. Richardson was a member of the...

Show honor and respect for Old Glory

Mary Kuhlman North Carolina News Service RALEIGH — U.S. flags are popping up all over North Carolina as the Fourth of July approaches, but there are some important do’s and don’ts to remember when flying Old Glory. The U.S. Flag Code, which became public law in 1942, specifies...

Wake and Franklin counties quarantined for emerald ash borer

RALEIGH — Wake and Franklin counties are the latest to come under quarantine rules restricting the movement of hardwood firewood, ash nursery stock and other ash materials after emerald ash borers were confirmed in both counties. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler signed an...

Monument for Wake Forest?

Ask us Anything! by Camryn Jamison Q: Is there a special monument for the town of Wake Forest? A: After speaking with Jennifer Smart, the assistant director for the Wake Forest Historical Museum, it was evident there is not a specific monument for the town of Wake Forest. The...

Independence day fireworks safety

WAKE FOREST — As we prepare to celebrate our country’s independence, the Wake Forest Police Department is reminding area residents that the possession or discharge of fireworks that explode, spin, fly, jump in the air or leave the ground in any way are prohibited by North...

Purple Heart tickets on sale

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are available for the seventh annual Purple Heart Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 5:30 p.m., at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner honors those wounded in battle. In addition to...

Charities benefit from car show

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Charity Car Show raised more than $9,500 for local charities this year, bringing the total for three years to $24,000. Between 3,000 and 5,000 visitors flocked to downtown Wake Forest June 19 to see 193 cars. The Wake Forest Woman’s Club received...

NCDOT announces winners of equipment ‘roadeo’

Wake and Franklin employees part of winning teams RALEIGH — Two Franklin County men took prizes home in the annual N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division 5 Equipment “Roadeo” held at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh last week. The annual event tests the safety...

Home-school information night

WAKE FOREST — Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association will be hosting a home-school information night, Tuesday, July 14, 7-9 p.m. The information is designed for new home-school parents or those interested in learning more about home-schooling as an educational option....

Historic Louisburg tour June 11

LOUISBURG — The Tar River Center for History and Culture at Louisburg College will host its regular second Saturday walking tour of the Louisburg Historic District on June 11, beginning at 10 a.m. This free event will begin at the historic Franklin Male Academy building on Cedar...

Auditions for “Deathtrap”

WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater will hold auditions for Deathtrap, a dark-humored thriller, July 8 and 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre in downtown Wake Forest. For more information, visit the theater’s website at www.forestmoontheater.org/death-trap-auditions....

Canadian chorale to sing at church

All-male group currently in vogue. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A chorale group hailing from Canada’s eastern province of Nova Scotia is making a stop here on its limited U.S. tour this month. Nova Voce, Nova Scotia’s Provincial Men’s Choir, will play at Wake Forest Baptist...

Have tea with artist

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Arts Council invites the public to an afternoon tea with featured artist Billy Farmer on Saturday, July 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the FCAC Gallery, 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton. Farmer, born and raised in Wilson, had a love for music from the time he...